List of Famous people born in Kuwait
Queen Rania of Jordan
Rania Al-Abdullah is the queen consort of Jordan. The daughter of a Palestinian couple, her father being from Tulkarm in the West Bank, she was born in Kuwait. She received her bachelor’s degree in business at the American University in Cairo. After the 1991 Gulf War, she and her family fled to Amman, Jordan where she met the then prince Abdullah. Before meeting him, she worked at Citibank and then took a job in the marketing department at Apple. Since marrying the now King of Jordan in 1993, she has become known for her advocacy work related to education, health, community empowerment, youth, cross-cultural dialogue and micro-finance.
Saud of Saudi Arabia
Saud bin Abdulaziz Al Saud was King of Saudi Arabia from 9 November 1953 to 2 November 1964. After a period of internal tension in Saudi Arabia, he was forced from the throne and replaced by his brother Faisal.
Mohammed Emwazi was a British-Kuwaiti militiant believed to be the person seen in several videos produced by the Islamist extremist group ISIL showing the beheadings of a number of captives in 2014 and 2015. A group of his hostages nicknamed him "John" since he was part of a four-person terrorist cell with English accents whom they called "The Beatles"; the press later began calling him "Jihadi John".
Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah
Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah was the 15th Ruler of Kuwait and the 6th Emir of the State of Kuwait from 29 January 2006 until his death. He was the fourth son of Sheikh Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.
Jaber al-Ahmad al-Sabah
Sheikh Jaber al-Ahmad al-Sabah of the al-Sabah dynasty was the Emir of Kuwait and Commander of the military of Kuwait who served in the posts from 31 December 1977 until his death on 15 January 2006 due to cerebral hemorrhage. The third monarch to rule Kuwait since its independence from Britain, Jaber had previously served as minister of finance and economy from 1962 to 1965 when he was appointed prime minister prior to becoming Kuwait's ruler.
Abdulhussain Abdulredha was a Kuwaiti actor.
Huda Hussein, also known as Al-Malika, is a Kuwaiti-born actress and producer.
Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah
Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah was the tenth ruler of Kuwait, from 29 March 1921 until his death on 29 January 1950.
Hayat Al-Fahad or El Fahed is a Kuwaiti actress, broadcaster, writer and producer and best known for her famous kuwaiti plays and the pop cultured tv show khalti qumasha
Shejoun Al-Hajri is a Kuwaiti actress and broadcaster.
Saad Al-Abdullah Al-Salim Al-Sabah
Sheikh Saad Al-Abdullah Al-Salim Al-Sabah was the Emir of Kuwait and Commander of the Military of Kuwait during a short reign of nine days, succeeding Sheikh Jaber. Sheikh Saad was a general commander in the Military of Kuwait; in addition, the first to head the Kuwaiti Ministry of Interior until 16 February 1978 and the first military officer to head the Ministry of Defense since 1964.
Nasser Al-Kharafi was a Kuwaiti businessman of M. A. Kharafi & Sons.
Fahad Al-Deehani is a Kuwaiti professional target shooter and officer in the Kuwaiti military. He was born in Kuwait City.
Sheikh Mubarak Al-Sabah "the Great" was the seventh ruler of Kuwait from May 18, 1896 until his death on November 28, 1915. Mubarak ascended the throne upon killing his half-brother, Muhammad Al-Sabah. Mubarak was the seventh ruler of the Al-Sabah dynasty. Mubarak was also the father of two rulers of Kuwait that succeeded him, Jaber and Salim, from which the Al-Jaber and Al-Salim in the Al-Sabah family branches originated respectively, and is the paternal ancestor of all successive rulers and prime ministers of Kuwait.
Tariq Al-Ali is a Kuwaiti comedian and actor.
Khairy bin Jamaluddin, commonly known as Khairy Jamaluddin Abu Bakar or KJ, is a Malaysian politician, and currently serving as Minister of Science, Technology, and Innovation since 10 March 2020. A member of the United Malays National Organisation (UMNO), a component of Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition, he also served as the federal Minister of Youth and Sports from May 2013 to May 2018. He has been a Member of Parliament (MP) representing Rembau in Negeri Sembilan since 2008 and was the Chief of UMNO's youth wing from 2009 to 2018.
Nawal El Kuwaitia
Nawal El Kuwaitia is a Kuwaiti singer and musical icon in the arab world. Nawal is considered by many as the number one singer in the arab world and is known as Qaitharat Al Khaleej.
Sanjeeda Sheikh is an Indian actress who works in the Hindi television industry. She established herself as one of the most popular actresses in the television industry.
Sabah Al-Khalid Al-Sabah
Sabah Al Khalid Al Sabah is a Kuwaiti diplomat and politician, who served in different governmental posts from 2006 until his appointment as the prime minister in 2019. In December 2020, he was reappointed as prime minister. He is a senior member of the ruling family of Kuwait, the Al Sabah family.
Fahad Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah
Sheikh Fahad Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah was a member of the House of Sabah and a Kuwaiti military officer who was also the founder of the Asian Handball Federation and Kuwait Olympic Committee. Fahad died fighting alongside the Kuwait Emiri Guard in defending Dasman Palace.